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Suicides Rare in Young Children; Rate Edged Up in Black Boys

Suicides by young children are rare and the low rate has held mostly stable except for a troubling increase among black boys, two decades of U.S. data show.


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Couple Found Dead After Shots Fired in Stafford

The Stafford County Sheriff’s Office says a couple was found dead after shots were fired in what they believe is a murder-suicide case.


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Study: Suicide Rise In Middle-Age Adults Linked To Recession

A study has found that the rate of suicide among adults ages 40-64 increased from 15.5 percent per 100,000 people to 18.2 percent per 100,000 people.


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Facebook Rolling Out Suicide Prevention Tool

Social media has become a platform where users express their feelings, and often their intention to kill themselves.


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Study: Unemployment Linked To 45,000 Global Suicides Each Year

One-in-five suicides, or about 45,000 each year between 2000-2011, have been linked to unemployment.


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D.C. Authorities: Inmate Found Dead at Central Cell Block

D.C. authorities say they are investigating the weekend death of an inmate in the District’s central cell block.



Wounded Man Confronts Police With Knife, Shot By Officers

A man is dead after being shot by police for confronting officers with a knife, Howard County Police say.


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What Robin Williams’ Death Tells Us About Parkinson’s Disease

Williams passing has shed light on his overall health; both mental and physical.


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How Common Is Depression?

Nearly 60 million people experience a mental health condition every year. But only a fraction of those conditions are ever detected.


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Lewis Black Blasts Rush Limbaugh Over ‘Cruel and Stupid’ Comments on Robin Williams

Comedian Lewis Black blasted radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh for his comments regarding actor Robin Williams’ apparent suicide.